[tbb-bugs] #26520 [Applications/Tor Browser]: NoScript is broken with TOR_SKIP_LAUNCH=1 in ESR 60-based Tor Browser

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#26520: NoScript is broken with TOR_SKIP_LAUNCH=1 in ESR 60-based Tor Browser
 Reporter:  gk                               |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                           |         Status:
                                             |  needs_review
 Priority:  Very High                        |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser         |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                           |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  ff60-esr, TorBrowserTeam201807R  |  Actual Points:
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 Reviewer:                                   |        Sponsor:

Comment (by rustybird):

 > I wasn't able to reproduce these two issues.

 The "multiple messages to NoScript" problem is gone with the revised
 patch. I still have the "first site load" problem on a freshly extracted
 and patched TB - sorry if it's tediously verbose:

 1. Run system tor on `SocksPort 9150`, `ControlPort 9151`
 2. Extract `tor-browser-linux64-8.0a9_en-US.tar.xz` to a new directory
 3. In the extensions directory, `unzip -d torbutton at torproject.org/
 torbutton at torproject.org.xpi` and delete the .xpi
 4. In `torbutton at torproject.org/`, apply the revised patch with `-p2`
 5. Make a backup of the pristine patched `tor-browser_en-US/` directory
 6. Run `TOR_SKIP_LAUNCH=1 ./start-tor-browser.desktop`
 7. Go to https://enable-javascript.com

 It shows "JavaScript is disabled in your web browser" until I refresh the
 site, at which point it switches to "JavaScript is enabled". Same for
 other websites that depend on JavaScript, e.g.
 https://twitter.com/torproject (after restarting with a new copy of the
 backed up directory from step 5).

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/26520#comment:8>
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